Coal Transition in Jiu Valley, Romania

The Jiu Valley is laying the groundwork for life after coal.

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Post-mining communities in Central Europe are looking to the future whilst honouring the past

Communities in Central Europe are forging a new path that honours their mining heritage whilst embracing a regenerative future.

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Solar provides fertile ground for ‘green’ hydrogen chemical plant

FinancialTimes.com: Clean production of the gas promises valuable role in decarbonising energy — if costs can be brought down The fertiliser plant owned by Fertiberia, in Puertollano, Spain, which will use ‘green’ hydrogen produced by solar power

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Village of Forestburg Greenhouse Project

This regional community in Canada is charting into unprecedented territories with their ambitious goal to transition from coal projects to greenhouse projects.

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The Village of Wabamun plans for life after coal

How will the Village of Wabamun, in Alberta Canada, overcome the roadblock of being coal-dependent for 50 years?

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Community Action Teams in the Town of Hanna

This town is working with a consulting firm to create a sustainable economy in the future.

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Transforming Australia’s Coal Country

What would it mean to create an alternative economy in the Hunter Valley that did not sacrifice the land, the water, and the climate?

The Hunter Valley’s history and its contested future are written in piles of coal buried since the swampy Permian period, when giant conifers fell and were pressed for hundreds of millions of years in layers of hard dark pages. Coal drew the English to Newcastle, but even before the English came, coal was part of the lives and stories of the Awabakal people of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Now that history is being scraped away, loaded onto ships, and sent across the world for burning. The black piles of coal on Newcastle’s Kooragang Island, waiting for ships, presage a dark future to come.

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MiningTechnology.com: Social transition and why it matters in coal mine closure

Coal remains a significant contributor to the economies of the world, and backbone of many local communities, so simply closing coal mines can trigger a series of unintended social consequences. We speak to Claudia Strambo of the Stockholm Environment Institute about the difficulties in coal mine closure, and how governments and companies can affect those who rely on these operations.

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PODCAST: The energy transition in the Middle East, VPPs in Italy and coal’s diminishing status

Energy Storage News' Andy Colthorpe and Liam Stoker explore the way grids are changing in the Middle East to accommodate clean energy, the role virtual power plants are playing in Italy, and the contrasting role coal is playing in Germany and bush fire-stricken Australia.

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The jobs transition out of coal in Western Australia

What’s the future for coalminers? Thanks to some deep dive work from Beyond Zero Emissions and collaboration with unions, the prospects are quite positive. Check out the Western Australian coal mining town of Collie, for instance.

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